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  • For the Love of Dance
    For the Love of Dance (Hardback) Beryl Grey

    Celebrating Dame Beryl's 90th birthday, this autobiography of a world-famous, pioneering classical ballerina reveals fascinating insights into the people, characters and institutions that made up world dance in the 20th century.

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  • Scenography Expanded
    Scenography Expanded (English, Paperback) Joslin McKinney

    Scenography Expanded is a foundational text offering readers a thorough introduction to contemporary performance design, both in and beyond the theatre. It examines the potential of the visual, spatial, technological, material and environmental aspects of performance to shape performative encounters. It analyses examples of scenography as sites of imaginative exchange and transformative experience...

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  • Wrights & Wrongs
    Wrights & Wrongs (Paperback) Peter Wright

    The much-anticipated paperback release of the memoirs of dancer, producer and director Peter Wright, one of the foremost dance creators from the 1950s to today.

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  • Katherine Dunham
    Katherine Dunham (English, Hardback) Joanna Dee Das

    This new biography of American dancer and choreographer Katherine Dunham draws upon a vast, never-utilized archival record to show how she was more than a dancer and anthropologist, but also an intellectual and activist.

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  • Theatre and Disability (English, Paperback) Petra Kuppers

    How do disabled people experience theatre, as both audience members and performers? How has the institution of theatre responded to disability over time? How can we create new spaces for performance and attend to different communities’ forms of expression? This insightful and engaging text examines the complex relationship between theatre and disability, bringing together a wide variety of...

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  • Dance Me a Song
    Dance Me a Song (English, Hardback) Beth Genne

    Dance Me a Song explores how Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, and others led to the rise of a distinctive dance style as a crowning achievement of twentieth-century dance and cinema.

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  • Adaptation in Contemporary Theatre
    Adaptation in Contemporary Theatre (English, Paperback) Frances Babbage

    Why are so many theatre productions adaptations of one kind of another? Why do contemporary practitioners turn so frequently to non-dramatic texts for inspiration? This study explores the fascination of novels, short stories, children's books and autobiographies for theatre makers and examines what 'becomes' of such texts when these are filtered into contemporary practice that includes physical...

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  • Sherlock Holmes from Screen to Stage
    Sherlock Holmes from Screen to Stage (English, Hardback) Benjamin Poore

    This book investigates the development of Sherlock Holmes adaptations in British theatre since the turn of the millennium. Sherlock Holmes has become a cultural phenomenon all over again in the twenty-first century, as a result of the television series Sherlock and Elementary, and films like Mr Holmes and the Guy Ritchie franchise starring Robert Downey Jr. In the light of these new...

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  • New Digital Storytelling, The
    New Digital Storytelling, The (English, Hardback) Bryan Alexander

    Newly revised and updated, this is the essential guide to state-of-the-art digital storytelling for audiences, creators, and teachers.• Documents how digital storytelling has become an international movement, with vibrant communities of practice, ever-developing ideas, and growing appeal• Captures the full depth and breadth of the history and present of digital storytelling, while also offering...

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  • Theatre Theory and Performance (Hardback) Siddhartha Biswas

    Over the last few centuries, the world as we know it has seen remarkable change and the arts-including theatre-have faced new challenges.

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  • Digital Costume Design and Collaboration
    Digital Costume Design and Collaboration (English, Paperback) Rafael Jaen

    Digital Costume Design and Collaboration gives in-depth instruction on how to draw, render, and fully design costumes using online tools and software. Grounded in the use of Photoshop, the book explains the process of building a costume design from scratch, including information on digital tools and painting techniques. The book demonstrates how to utilize social media, such as Flickr and...

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  • Scripting Detention
    Scripting Detention (English, Paperback) Nandita Dinesh

    Documenting a theatre project for incarcerated youth in a New Mexico juvenile detention facility, this book presents the script of a play about prison life, and interweaves the author's creative, self-reflective text. The collaborative experience of writing and staging such a play enacted by prisoners frames a discussion of larger social and political themes in the criminal justice system.

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  • Theatre and Voice (English, Paperback) Konstantinos Thomaidis

    How can we rethink the importance of voice in performance? How can we understand voice simultaneously as music and text, as sound and body, or as both personal and political?This book explores voice across genres, media and cultures, inviting the reader to reassess established ways of analysing, enjoying and listening to voice. Using a wide range of case studies integrated with critical and...

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  • Jerome Bel 2017
    Jerome Bel 2017 (English, Hardback) Gerald Siegmund

    This study is the first monograph on the work of French choreographer Jérôme Bel, following his artistic trajectory from the beginning of his career as a choreographer in 1994 to his most recent piece in 2016. It contains an overview and in-depth analysis of all of his choreographies, from Nom donné par l’auteur to Disabled Theatre, and provides a theoretical reflection on...

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  • Creative Ballet Teaching (English, Hardback) Cadence Whittier

    How can ballet teachers foster a dynamic environment of collaborative learning, curiosity, and creativity in their classrooms? How can they encourage their students to not only refine their technique, but to better understand themselves as dancers, informing technique with their own personalities and styles? Creative Ballet Teaching draws on the fields of Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analysis...

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  • National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame
    National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame (English, Hardback) Lisa Schlansker Kolosek

    Explores the rich history, collections, and significance of the only museum in the United States dedicated solely to the art form of dance.

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  • Shakespeare in the Theatre Mark Rylance at the Globe
    Shakespeare in the Theatre Mark Rylance at the Globe (English, Hardback) Stephen Purcell

    Since its opening in the late 1990s, the reconstructed Shakespeare's Globe Theatre has made an indelible impression on the contemporary British theatre scene. This book explores the theatre's first decade of productions under the pioneering leadership of Mark Rylance. Drawing upon interviews with key practitioners from the Globe and detailed case studies of notable productions, this book argues...

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  • Listening for Africa (English, Hardback) David F. Garcia

    David F. Garcia examines the work of a wide range of musicians, dancers, academics, and activists between the 1930s and the 1950s to show how their belief in black music's African roots would provide the means to debunk racist ideologies, aid decolonization of Africa, and ease racial violence.

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  • An Introduction to Community Dance Practice
    An Introduction to Community Dance Practice (English, Hardback) Diane Amans

    This updated second edition of an essential introduction to community dance practice offers a far-reaching and accessible overview of the industry from eminent practitioners. Packed with case studies, interviews and resources, the text addresses the latest developments and prepares students and practitioners for the realities of employment.

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